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LETTERS FROM AN ABSENTEE.
Steamboats in Californim. Discovery of Coal.
Jgriadtural Resources of the country. Be
. necia.Vallajo. Peregrine Letters.
Since the date of my last, I bare visited Be
necia th city of Benecia the would be rival
of San Francisco, but before sketching my im
pressions of that locality, I must allude to the
present facilities for travel in California. More
than forty steamboats of various sizes are now
running upon the Bay and its tributaries. I
went to Benecia on board the Wilson G. Hunt,
J new boat just out from the Atlantic State, and
returned on board the New World. Both are
2 beautiful vessels, fitted up with elegance and ad-
mirably suited to the trade between San Fran
I cisco and Sacramento. These boats, to
geiber with the numerous fleet of steam vessels,
running upon the rivers, have nearly taken the
place of sailing vessels of every description
Scores and hundreds of sailing vessels were two
years ago to be seeii slowly ploughing their way
by the aid of winds and tides, but now scarcely
a single sailing craft will be seen after leaving
the harbor of San Francisco. It is no uncom
mon occurrence to behold several boats leaving
the wharf at the same instant, while the crowd
gathering to witness their departure presents the
-same appearance as will be seen in those coun
tries which bare long been settled. I find it
. quite impossible to divest myself of the idea,
that California is not an old country, and San
Francisco a city of half a century's growth.
Not only does steam appear as the agent to fa
cilitate commerce and navigation, but it is now
in California applied in various ways to save
time and labor. Steam is here applied to the
printing press, the pile driving machine, the
manufacture of patent medicines, 6ugar candy,
and I know not bow many more descriptions of
machinery. Coal is remarkably cheap, and the
necessary cost attending the use of the steam
power is very much diminished from what it was
several months ago. Good shops for the manu
facture and repair of machinery have been erect
ed. Iron and brass founderies are in full blast !
Very soon the country will possess within itself
the various agents for self-existence.
It has long been a matter of speculation wheth
er coal would be found in the country, but re
cently it has been discovered about seven miles
from Benecia. I have seen specimens, and
learn that judges pronounce it to be of an excel
lent quality for domestic use, although it may
not answer the purpose for generating steam.
As yet, however, I suppose no very satisfactory
opinion can be formed. Coal and other valua
ble minerals are unquestionably to be found in
the country, which in due time will become ar-
tides of consumption and commerce.
The simple truth is, comparatively little is yet
known respecting this country. I will illustrate
this remark, by reference to its agricultural re
sources. The impression has gone abroad that
it never would liecume an agricultural country,
luit must depend upon Oregon, the Sandwich
l.-Jand s awl other lands for its grains anil vege
tables. This was the impression that I enter
tained some months since, but I am now most
thoroughly convinced that I was iti an error.
Agriculturists must not come here and expect
to find the soil and the cli;nate the same as else
where, but let them study the nature of the va
1 rious soils and the proper mode of agriculture
j adapted to the country, and 1 am fully convinced
that this country will speedily advance to the first
. 1 rank for agricultural products. No where have
j I seen finer specimens of garden products than in
f the San Francisco and Benecia markets. At
. present these secimens are few and prices high,
"T but if one man on a small piece of land can raise
good potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, and other
kinds of garden vegetables, these may be taken
s evidences of what the country is capable of
- producing when the number oF cultivators Khali
increase. They are now increasing very rapid
. , ly, and I have no doubt that in twelve or eigb
j teen months the markets of San Francisco will
I be abundantly supplied with the very best of
f vegetables, at moderate prices.
j I will now briefly give my impressions respect-
j ing Benecia, located upon the north side of the
! straits of Carquenas, and about thirty miles from
' it San Francisco. Great efforts have been made
by the proprietors and land holders in Benecia to
make it the rival of this city, but these efforts
have signally failed, although as a site for a
large city, and facilities for shipping, it presents
.J advantages far superior. The surrounding
- scenery is beautiful, especially at this season of
5 the year, when the valleys, bills and mountains
?are covered with a carpet of green, curiously iti
. wrought with nature's handy work. Flowers
vof various kinds gladden the eye and perfume
the air. During an excurion which we made in
to the country, our route in one direction lay
- .over a plain three miles in extent, perfectly level
and perfectly covered with wild flowers, over
which the well-fed herds of General Vallejo
roam at large, while the eye of the spectator as
' h sweeps the horizon beholds cattle upon a thou
VAt present within an area of two miles Bene-
tia contains about two hundred dwellings, and
itC"? bouses, nearly all of which have been
fcurtt since my visit to Cbc 2?9t in July 1849. In
Hhe centre f this cluster of buildings, rises the
prresof the new Presbyterian Church, which
has just been dedicated, and ona neighlwring
i eminence the village school house. It is most
gratifying to witness those indications of Ameri-
can colonization and cirilfzation.- The church
nd the school house the jjpspel minister and
he village school master have kept pace with
- that tide of humnaization which for more than
two centuries have been rolling oe'r valley and
- prairie, hill and mountain, of the American con
. tinent. In Benecia there is a population of about
fifteen hundred, but it ia constantly upon the in
: . trease. It is, in reality, one of the most desira
ble locations for a family residence in Califor
nia Continued next week.
Brio ashori at Hakalei, Kauai We hear,
Verbally, from Kauai," that the brig Chameleon
(formerly Copiapo,) got upon the rocks at Hana
' lei, ome time last week, carrying away her
rudder, and otherwise damaging her to a consid
erable extent. She was, finally, got off, but
"leaking badly; requiring constant pumping, to
keep her afloat. - -
J car Sabbath morning, (May 5th,) a sermon
will be preached in the Bethel in behalf of the
Hawaiian Bible Society, and a collection will be
Foreign News. The steamship New Or
leans, Capt Wood, arrived at San Francisco on
the Sd inst., by which dates were received from
New York to the 28th of March.
Major M. M. Noah, one of the oldest editors
in the United States, died on the 22d of March,
in IMew York. J. S. Skinner, editor of The
Plough, the Anvil and the Loom," was killed on
the 21st, by falling through a doorway into a cel
lar at the Post office in Baltimore. Isaac Hill
of New Hampshire, also died on the 22d, in
W ashington city.
Panama. Gold Roblry. The gold train of
me kj. a. man steamship Co., was robbed on its
transit of several thousand dollars. x
Naval. The U. S. S. Savannah, Com. Page,
bearing the broad pennant of Com. McCaulev.
left her anchorage at Tuht;g, on the 12th April,
The U. S. sloop-of-tvar Yincennes, Capt. V.
L. Hudson, arrived at Panama on the 12tb,from
Guayaquil and San Francisco.
Yesterday morning, April 14th, H. B. M.'s 84
o ouif tuiiiuuui iai iuc ling ui near J&M-
miral Moresby, arrived at Panama from the
South. She was followed in, shortly after an
choring, by the steamer Driver.
bitGLAKD Advices to the 15tb March, from
Europe, have been received in New York. Lord
John Russel, and nil the members of his cabinet,
still bold their places.
The agitation on the part of the II. Catholics,
both of England and Ireland, against the pro
posed nna! measures ot L.orl John Kussel, con
A large body of Hungarian and Polish refugees
from the late struggle in Hungary, bad nrrived
in Liverpool, lor America, l ne n.ngusn uovt.
have, so far, paid or offered 3 to every man
who will go to America. A few of the Hun
garians accepted the offer, but the Poles have all
Accounts from the Cape of Good Hope repre
sent the British reverses as severe. Three offi
cers and seventy-five men have been killed; three
officers and twenty-two men wounded; and
seventy inhabitants of the frontier villages des
troyed. I he U. States frigate St. Lawrence, arrived at
Southampton, March 13th, with the greater part
of the American contributions to the World's
Fair. She proceeds to France for the remains
of Com. John Paul Jones.
France. There is but little news of moment!
from France, by this arrival. i
Gen. .xelman has been raised to the rauk ot
Marshal of France. j
The celebration of the Carnival has exercised
a depressing influence upon the people of the
All hopes of a fusion between the two branches
of the Bourbon family, is at an end. The young
Prince, at Claremont, bas written, to that enect,
to the Orleanist Committee, at Paris.
The following vessels were advertised, in
San Francisco, for these islands:
Bark Win. H. Shailer, to sail May 4, for La
haina and Honolulu.
Schooner Adventure, to sail May 7th, for Ho
nolulu. Bark Don Quixote, to sail, on May 8th, for
Bark Orient, fur Manila, to touch at Honolulu.
Meetihg of the S. I. Mission. This body
bas been in Session, as a Mission, for the trans
action of business pertaining to their labors upon
the islands, since Wednesday the 14th instant.
The male ttiemters present number twenty three,
several being absent, and several having received
their dismission from the American Board, and
being no longer in connection with them, but as
It is, perhaps, known to most of our readers,
that the American Board wish to withdraw from
the Sandwich Islands, and to have the mission
aries become pastors of the native churches, and
look to them for support, precisely as ministers .
I -1 . .1 - . ! - '
are supported upon me voluntary iiiau, in me
Several of the pastors have already taken their
dismission, and no longer draw a support from
the Missionary Board in Boston. Others have
it in contemplation to do so, as soon as possible;
and when all shall have done so, there will then
be no " Sandwich Uland Mission" left ; but the
individuals now composing it will have become
merged in the nation ; and the responsibility and
privilege of sustaining and perpetuating the in
stitutions of religion ami education will devolve
upon the nation itself. It is presumed that all
wbo take a dismission from the Board, will be
come subjects of His Hawaiian Majesty; and
that they and their families will, thenceforth, re
gard, the Islands as their home, and identify
themselves with the nation, as component parts
We hear that the services of the Rev. J. F.
Pogue have been engaged, to fill the vacancy iq
the College at Lahainaluna.
The March Mail. The New York mail of
12th of March, arrived in San Francisco on the
25th of April, but was not forwarded by the An
gelo which sailed after the 1st of May, and ar
rived here on the IGth. .
We will once more inquire if it is not possible
o effect an arrangement with the Post Office De
partment of the United States, by which all mail
nlle matter for the inlands can be assorted in
New York, and put in a separate bag, not to be
opened except upon its arrival here. Could this
le done, the delay now experienced in opening
and assorting a hundred bags in the San Francis
co Post Office, to get together what belongs to
the Islands, would lie obviated. The bag or
bags for the Islands would be ready to put on
board any vessel that might be leaving that port,
and thus from three to twelve days might be gain
ed in our receipt of the mail here. This is an
advantage worth making an effort to achieve;
and the subject is again submitted to those whose
duty it is to proceed in it. Let it lie tried, and
if unsuccessful, we shall know the reason why.
A little diplomatic correspondence between
our minister of Foreign Relations and the.Com
missioner of the United States, will soon set
this matter in its proper light, and lead to the a
doption of a measure of the greatest importance
to the commercial community here.
ICyTo make room for California intelligence,
we have-been obliged to omit much other matter
prepared for this paper ; among which are one
or two communications, which would otherwise
have appeared. Correspondents must send us
their names, or we must decline the publication
of their papers, if of such a nature as to lead to
controversy. ' .
To CoaatsronDtiiTS. We have received
several communications of late without the name
of the writers. Aa a general rule, -we do not
publish such, but use our own discretion in re
lation to them. We would therefore say to our
contributors, thatt is altogether" proper tore
quire the names of writers for our paper, but all
such secrets will be safe with us,
POLYNESIAN, SATURDAY, MAY 24 1851,
- ' House off Nobles.
The House met in session only three days of the
present week, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and
were occupied on the two bills sent up from the lower
house, in regard to the fisheries ; the . bill, regulating
public shows, for licensing horses, that on the fort
lands, that providing for a director of internal im
provements. and some matters relating to the interna'
affairs of the kingdom.
The two bills in relation to the fisheries were dis
cussed at much length, and with much spirit, but
without acrimony or any great diversity of sentiment
The leading speakers were M. Kekuanaoa, J. Ii, A.
Paki, P. Kanoa, Dr. Judd and Mr Armstrong. It was
a subject acknowledged by all to be rather embarras
sing'and one on which both chiefs and people feel
deeply, Hawaiians being unusually fond of fish. The
Nobles were quite unanimons in the opinion that the
government nsn snouia be surrendered to the common
people, now that the finances of the country do not
require the trifling revenue arising from them, and
that the konohikis, or landlords should be restricted
to the fish allowed them by law. An excellent feeling
was exhibited in all the speeches towards the makaai
nanas, or common people.
The bill sent from the lower house regulating pub
lic shows, met with no opposition and created but lit
tle discussion. As recently conducted in Honolulu,
they were declared bv those who did sneak tn !.
great evil which needed regulation. Some members
even advocated their suppression altogether, as now
conducted, as they gather up all the money of the na
tives, encourage night disorders, licentiousness, drunk
enness anuKinareu evils.
The bill requiring a license for letting and jobbing
horses in Honolulu, was modified, changing the price
of the license from twenty five cents to five dollars,'
and returned to the lower house. ' It was contended i
that the evil complained of would not be effected in
the least by so trifling a sum; and some opposition!
was also made to tne but on account of the clause for
bidding the letting of horses to be used on- Sunday,
but the majority sustained the clause.
House of Representative.
May IS Several petitions were presented from!
different parts of the Kingdom, praying, among other
thiugs, that the duty on spirits may not be reduced.
That from Kohala, presented by Mr. Lee, was signed I :
by 2231 persons. j JS FOR SALE, FREIGHT OR CHARTER.
The different portions of the King's speech were re- .S'j'-rli Tne A. 1, clipper brig "Corsair," newly
ferred to their appropriate committees. The bill to ; coppered and well found with sails, opars and rig
regulate the letting of horses in onolulu, was passed ; g'"?, can be sent to sea, without expense. For
after discussion and amendment. J particulars apply to GEO. F. HUBERTSON, or
The bill to protect the people in certain rights ofi Capt. Ncal, on hoard. 51-tf
fish .-rv, was passed. : "
Mayl7-A petition was presented from Wailui-n , 1'orIIMau.' d Hawaii,
against selling government lands in large quantities to I ffTl,e c,'PPeJ "WB"an schooner Empire,"
clergvnien of any denomination, aud prayim that the! 80 ,ons reg,8l,er' J- " Pabner, Master, will run as
salaries of tax officers and judges mav be increased a TeSlr ,Packe.1 between onolulu and the leeward
Referred. . ports of Hawaii, via : Kawaihae, Kailua, and Ke-
Mr. Richardson presented a petition from Maui ' lakekua, calling at Lahaina on her passage up and
praying that Kalepolcpo be made a port of entry. Laid ' dou For height and passage, apply to the mas
on the table. Several petitions were presented ii-.iinst1 ,er on hoard, or to
reducing the duty on spirits. - a j May 17, 1-tf PORTER $ OGDEN.
The sent of the member for Koolaupo.o was dc sj a .
dared vacant, on the ground that he was not elected
by a majority of votes, as set forth in the petition of a
large number of the inhabitants of the district. New
On motion of Mr. Parsons the bill to provide for
the removal of the fort, was laid on the table.
ne committee to wnom was reterrcu the lull to
.7- i . l"V ,l"
Ullf l?3o7r f CU,ry' rCPOrtCd aSa,nSt,,lC!
May 19 Mr. Rhodes from the committee on com
merce, lecommended certain amendments in the
postage law, and fixing the postage on foreign let-!
ters outward and inward at live -rents. i
Mr. Robertson presented a resolution in favor of the
appointment of Lieut. Governors for the ditferent Is
lands, to assist the Governors in the supervision of the1
collection of taxes, ihe administration of justice, in
ternal improvements, $c. Ihe resolution was unnn-j Vf OTICE. Masters or agents of coasting vessels
imously adopted, and a select committee appointed to j J who have not settled their bills at the harbor
frame a hill. I master's office, are requested to do so without de-
May 20 Kahookui presented a petition from!l:iv. JOSEPH MAL'fiHAN
K atiai, praying that Ko oa may be made a port of
entry. L.iu on tne table.
Mr. Parsons from the committee on finance re
ported bac the auction license law. passed bv the
King in Council in the month of December 181!?.
Laid on the table.
Mr. Rhodes, from the committee on conference,
reported back the Government Fisheries Bill. Or
dered to be engrossed us amended, and made the
order of the day for Wednesday.
May 21. K ape lie presented a petition from Wai
inea, Kauai, praying for an alteration in the road
and school ta.cs. LaiJ on the table. Kaaunai
presented a petition from U'ailuUu, Maui, against re
ducing the oti'y on spmts, against o jtnestic o fil
iation, &c Referred. Messrs. Rooke and Gulick
were appointed a loiiitnittte tu find a translator for
A mcrMgc as receiked from ihe House of No
bles referring to the Represcnta ives the ordinance
relating to port charges, passedbv the Kinirin Coun
cil, Oct. 31 , 1350, and recommending that some of
tne porta of entry be closed. Relurred to the Com
mit tee on Comfnerce.
Dr. Rooke presented it hill to declare the Coral
stone on the reefs free to the public, uot , however,
so as to iutefere with the private rights of individu
als. Read a first time and made the order of the
day for Friday. ' '
Mr. Robertson presented a bill relating to the
tonnage dues of Whale ships. Read a firt time
anJ niado the order of the day fur Saturday:
May 22. Kekaulahao presented a petition from
the school teachers of onolulu praying that their
pay be increased. Referred.
Mr. Rhodes, from the Committee on Commerce,
made a report recommending that the Ports of
Kawaihae and Waimca be closed. 1 Laid on the U
ble. Mr. Rhodes also reported a Bill to regulate
the Post Office. Read a first time and recommitted.
resolution was passed requesting the House of
Nobles to concur in a joint resolution to adjourn
the Legislative Council on June 21st, unless some
matter of great importance should prevent it.
Mr. Parsons presented a bill to close the porta of
Kealakckua and Waimea. Read a first and second
time and made the order of the day for Friday, in
committee of the whole.
Mr. Robertson presented a bill for the better pre
vention of 8mu"Tlinr. Read a first and second
t'me, and ordered to be engrossed
Mr. Parsons moved for a return of all lands ap-i
propriated for schools. Ordered.
Loss or Am. brio Fobtcnio Early on Mon
day morning, the 19th instant, a brig was disco
vered ofT Wnikiki, hard upon the rocks, and
evidently in a perilous situation. She was in the
midst of the breakers, and seemed to be thump
ing heavily, anTI threatened with a speedy break
ing up. ' It wns soon ascertained that it was the
brig Fortunio, from Sydney, bouml to San Fran
cisco, with uassengers and freight. The follow
ing are the particulars of her loss, derived fromj
an authentic source:
" At 5P.M, on the 18th May, made Diamond
Head, N. E , 10 miles east, hove too, and lay till 2
30 A. M , with wind steady from & S. E. Braced
up on larboard tack, running along the reef for the
harbor. Wind inclining to the westward. 3 A. M.,
sounded 13 fathoms. Soon as the men were at
their stations, put the vessel in stays. She was
coming round readily as usual, when the wind came
out from the S. W. in a severe squall, taking all sail
fiat aback. By this time we were close upon the
breakers. The only alternative now was to wear.
The helm was immediately put up and not having
much headway tier bows swung clear of the reef,
but her quarter struck heavily. Immediately .trim
ed all sail nicely to the wind, (it being about S. W)
with starboard tacks aboard,' ia hopes she would
work off without much damage. But she kept
working round to the southard until her sails w ould
not stand full. Clewed up every thing, got up the
kedge anchor and hawser to try and kedge off, but
before the anchor was ready to put into the boat,
the vessel had bilged and the water was level with
the combings of the hatches. Day having began
to dawn, made preparations for landing the passen
gers, which was accomplished without very much
trouble by the natives, with cargo.
Passeitgeks. Mr. Humphreys, wife and daugh
ter, Messrs. Lewis, Sullivan, and Brodriak. Miss
M. A. Fisher, Mr. Johnston and wife, Mr. Castle,
wife and two children, Mr. Kenedy and wife, Mrs.
Shying and child.
The Fortunio waa insured in Portland, U. S.,
and some part of her cargo in Sydney, N.S.W.
The vessel will be a total loss, but some part of
the cargo ma be aaved, in a damaged condition.
The mail, from Sydney for San Francisco, was
received, in good condition, at the Post Office
here, and bas been despatched per Loo Choo.-
DIKD. . . . .,
In ibe IIclial m Laliainn, May fib, Jow Lewi, from In
flaiiimttiOQ of Ike brain. Mr. I wu 3j olhcer f the shlji
OniPS,nt wiu about 35 jcm vf num.
In the Hospital at Lnhaina, May 13, of consumption, Mr. S
S. Uodmxk, agrd about 2i. Mr. 11. waa froa Western Aen
York, bad been some lime in Lahaina.
PORT OF HONOLULU. T
Atay IS Rr brig Vrlofk. Laen. 20 lis fin Cbrivtina la.
20 Am brif Foiiunio, llaty, ti ds fm (Sydney, wrecked
m i Itlfclhl, URDU.
Sfl Br bn- llroibere, Stavcrb, 45 ds fm Sydney.'
23 Br brig 11 1 leu, It) ds fm San Francisco.
May 17 lireni ship Patriot, Casnens, Balavia, E. I.
Hans i-ctar Gesinr, Hnenlix.p, Valparaiso.
Ham tin utouir, lliimauu, Sydney.
Ur ichr Liguiuing. Urlnuey, Manila.
19 Am sh'p Anjt-lu, Xicho'aon, Cnkuua.
tlr brigaatiue Debnrah, Chalk, Columbia EiTer.
. 21 Am brig C J Dow. linlje. Wainica.
Am ship Stary, alarsLall, Calcutta.
Shipping in Port.
II II M .hip Dxdalus, Welltilry
Am brijf Gn Worih.
Arn rhr l.'art, Womlherry
Br rch Inn Mama, Wing.
I!r ht liri.;iir, Nral.
Fr bri Mannelita, Lascasas.
Am s U A r'merv, iinntrr.
lie li-a Murii.r Flint. Gibbon.
1'r bus Ji'uiic Lucie. Lepsire.
For San Francisco Direct.
The A. I., fas! sailing Am. schr. "Penelope,"
Bauliclder. master, will sail as above, on
i Tuesday, the 27th inst. This will positively be the
tirst vessel for San Francisco, part of her cargo be
ing engaged and ready to go on board. For freight
j or Pass,e having tery good cabin accommodations
on board or to 2 It F. R. VIDA.
Editor Polynesian :
DearJSir: Through the medium of your paper I
beg to render my grateful acknowledgements for
timely assistance rendered me by the officers and
crew from the British sloop of war D;edalus. Their
exertions in endeavoring to save property from the
.l i . jr , .,,
the wreck were indeed praiseworthy and will ever
1-e.nembeted by ,h.i humble servant. .
J. W. HASTY, master brig Fortunio.
OTICE. French citizens
are hereby informed
.1 that the functions confided
to me, by Consul
Dillon, in September, 1SJ9,
as agent for French
commerce ami navigation, will hereafter be perform
ed by William Wirt, Esquire.
May as, lSt3!.3m-2 STEPHEN REYNOLDS.
J 2-2f ' Harbor Master,
lOOPERAGE-avJ. A. Burdick having taken the
J stand formerly oc opied by C. 11. Marshall,
first door above B. F. Snow, will continue to carry
on the cooper's business in all its branches at the
above mentioned place, where he hopes that those
of his friends who have hitherto afforded him a lib
eral patronage will not fail to give him a call. (
N. K. 1 ,500 bbls water casks on hand and for sale
on liberal terms. - 2-ly
1 hold its
The Hawaiian Tract Society, will
s annual meeting on Thursday evening,
May 29. at 7 1-2 o'clock in the vestry of the Sea
men's Chapel. The public generally are invited to
attend.2-lt W. if. RICE, Sec.
riHINA GOODS for sale by B F. Snow :
V Nankin polices, chcckf'd sarsnets, silk gauze.
Emb'd crass cloth hdkfs. hVd cam'ei.
Strip'd satin, check'd lutestring, sewing silk.
Emb'd crape shawls, neck ties euib'd ends.
B!k ribbon, silk damask shawls, Manila juse.
Crimson fig'd pongee hdkfr, crape damask scarfs.
Emb'd piui hdks, feather fans, emb'd silk.f
Leather trunks, paintings, chess boards.
Ivory chess men, pearl buttons, whist counters.
Ivory backgammon men, do card cases.
Sandal wood card cases, emb'd ribbon, vermillion
Tortoise shell combs, ivory do, pres'd finger.
Pres'd chow chow, do Kurnquat, do citron.
Dried ginger, as't jellies, waiters, cotton shirts.
Check'd silk sack coats, grass cloth jackets.
Drill pants, neck hdkfs, woolen pants, silk vests.
Satin vests, landscape paintings, horn combs.
Grass cloth hdkfs, mock pearls, dressing cases.
Pearl Silk windows, ivory hair combs, tea poys.
French silk hats, camphor trunks, tea caddies. '
- Mahogany and nut ood writing desks, cigar bxs.
Velvet slippers, patent leather pumps, do boots.
L idies work boxes, passion do, cabinets.
Glass bungles, books rice paintings, lo'k'g glasses
Paper folders, billiard balls, joss sticks, blue lights
Fire crackers, pump shoes, double silk shawls.
Camlet silk shawls, satin fig'd do.2-tf
T 1ST of Divorces granted by the Superior Court ,
p to the 13th day of May, 1851
Dec 12 Ilenele vs Punana.
Jan 28 John W McCormack vs Hannah N McCor-
March 26 Kaaiaweoweo vs Napela.
Kaukane vs Kaumeumi.
29 Kunana vs Peter.
April 1 Milolii vs Mahiai.
Kamahiai vs Kekupu.
2 Kaihe vs Loika.
4 Keamolaau vs Kuhoomanana.
15 Kanaheleaumoku vs Kailiilikoele.
16 Meawahine vs Kahele.
Namokueono vs Kahialii.
Puhibaka vs Kamanao.
Hai vs Pookeokeo.
Namakuahine vs Kahae.
23 Kamaihui vs Kanakaiki.
Pokivs J W D Paalua.
29 Kapela vs Kekokti. - - -
Hulupaniani vs Eleao.
Peku vs Keaka.
Kanoni vs Heolo.
Kaukane vs Kanmiumi. "
Keamolaau vs Kuhoomanana.
Kaino vs Maluaikoo.
May 9 Peleuli vs Kahanaumaikai.
13 Kane vs Puoho
Kahuliwaa vs Kaanaana, .
16th Mar. 1851.2-lt, , Cl'k Sup. Court.
. J. G . SAW KINS, : -
Adams Street, near the Theatre, Honolulu.ly-2
THOMAS PItlCE, .
Architect and Sarvevor, House, Land and
HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
' Measurements, estimates and calculations made
with reference to all kinds of engineering works.6m2
ONIONS. Several cargoes can be obtained with
despatch by vessels putting in at Mahukona or
Honoipu, Kohala, Hawaii.
JOHN THOS. WATERHOUSE,
iHrjolcsalc aaii Uitail Commission
Corns a Stork, Kino and Fort Sts.
A supply of Van Dieman's Land Potatoes, On
ions and Apples in first rate coudition. Superfine
flour, barley, drapery, etc. Tahiti Oranges tn first
rate condition. 2 M
1 . .u.
COPARTNERSHIP NOTICE The undersigned
have this day entered into a co-partnership un
der the firm of C. F. Ilussey & Co., for the sale of
merchandise generally, and furnishing cargoes of
potatoes and other island produce, at Kahului
Maui. C. F. HUSSEY.
Kahului, Maui, J. S. VAN INGEN.
April 1, 1851.3m-47 E. S. RUGGLES.
TO the Ladies, Gentlemen, and Hotel Keepers of
Honolulu. -The undersigned being a professed
cook, respectfully solicits the patronage of persons
eivin? dinner or sunncr narties. Cold rnllatmiw
served up with taste and economy. Address to J.
VAkina k.b.r. L' i ... A TIT t IVrDD
vumo u.ntio, nmg Di .u 111 t , J. XZt D X.
"T RY GOODS for sale by the subscribers. lfcs
J blue drills, 10 do bleached do, S do beetled
shirting, 10 do blue sheeting, 15 do bro do, 10 do
bro drills, 5 do bro Osnaburcs, 10 do denims. 7 do
Long Cloth, 5 do fancy prints, 10 do Merrimac 2
blue prints, 4 do orange stripe, 5 do pink prints, 2
do fancy checks, 3 do shirting stripe.
CRABB & SPALDING.
April 19.49tf ,
T)00T AND SHOE DEPOT. To the public, par
1 ) ticularlv those troubled with tender feet. The
undersigned having received invokes of Kangaroo
skins and other leather in variety, ex 'John Calvin
and ' Emerald Isle,' is prepared to make to order
any sort of boot or shoe that may be required by
persons with tender feet. " "
N B Leather and shoemaker's findings in all its
variety.3m50 THOMAS McGEE, Nuuanu st.
1UST RECEIVED per schooner "Cheerful,"
tnd for sale by the undersigned. Regatta shirts,
Turkey reds, striped cotton shirts, merino shirts,
red flannel, bayetas, indigo sheeting, ponchos, or
gandies, sbeets, damask table cloths, book muslins,
Scotch cambrics, diaper, towels, cotton blankets,
blue cloth caps, muslin dresses, 11 qr casks and 7
hhds brandy, (Martell's.) Lip leather, sole leather.
oakum, and a great variety of other articles.
April 1 5.11-49 STARKE Y . JANION & CO.
1 UST RECEIVED ex ship America, ai d for sale
,) by James Wood at the stone store behind the
French store. Champagne in small bottles, claret,
Lafitte and St. Julien. svruns. brandied anricota and
j i i
cherries, prunes in jars and boxes, bonbons, olives,
capers and pickles, cigars, silver plated tea and coi-
l. . : i a . - .
ivc ocmit;, miuiuiai numcis, aaiin vest patterns,
mantellettes for ladies with trimmings, silk dresses
for ladies with f rimniincrs. uirnt'a ft innpl vest mnr.
rior quality, suspenders superior quality, scented
soap, toilet cases for perfumery, linen shirts tirst
quality, white cotton shirts, col'd do do, white por
celain dinner service for 12 people, gilt do do for 6
do, I four wheeled camage,spirits turpentine.
Also in bona : Cognac, rum, liqueurs as d.
N B Entrance by the large gateway in Marine
street. May 17.1-tf
NOTICE The co-partnership heretofore existing
between Israel II. Wrbht and Charles Robin
son, .house and sign painters, is this day dissolved
according to terms of agreement. All persons
having claims against the said firm are requested to
send them in for liquidation.
Honolulu 17, 1851. l-3t , May
MALIHINI, Barber and Hair Dresser, also the
proprietor of 'the fast boat "Jenny Lind,"
near The Miner's," on the road to Nuuanu Val
ley. Has excellent little cottages, furnished and
unfurnished, foi the accommodation of invalids.
Washing expeditiously and well done. Torms mod
NOTICE. The copartnership heretofore existing
under the name and firm of Mitchell &. Hutch
ins is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All
debts due the said firm and all liabilities contra, ted
for its account and and benefit, will be settled bv
I. R. Mitchell. I R. MITCHKLL.
E. P. HUTCHINS.
Honolulu, March 31, lS51.tf-4S
T ETTER AND FOOLSCAP PAPER. A
Jj choice assortment cf various kinds of the
above papers just received per " Strabo," and for
sale low at the Polynesian Office. March 1.3m-42
X CARTS. Six Ox Carts for sale bv
45tf A. P. EVERETT.
C1ANTON Straw Mattin? just received and fo
i sale by 45tf ALDRICH & RUSS, Queen st.
I70R SALE. Iron hurdles with screws complete.
; Iron fencing wire. By
49-tt , STARKEi , JANION & CO.
MRS. E. KIDDER'S Cholera morbus, dysentery
and diarrhoea cordial, for sale by
tf-41 ALDRICH & RUSS, Queen st.
(0.L of superior quality for sale in lots to suit j
j purcnasers, ny me Agents oi tne Hudson u.iv
Company. Jan. 25.tf-37
170R SALE to arrive 4 cattle sugar mills, hor
' izontal with rolls 22.U5. By
49 tf STARKEY, JANION & CO.
IFTV tons Manila Surar. and 5000 f als Manila
1 Syrup for sale by L. II. ANTHON.
April I2.U-43 .
3rvM LBS DAMAGED NAVY BREAD,
.JJJ suitable for feeding stock, to he sold
cheap, by tf 50
PORTER & OGDEN.
"DUREAUS. 3 superior mahogany bureaus with
i ) marble tons and minors, for sale by
May 3 51-tf ALDRICH fcUSS.
MANILLA CORDAGE Assorted from 1 to 3i
inches, for sale by
May 3 51-tf ALDRICH A KUS.
CIOLD DUST WANTED for which the highest
T market price will be paid. Apply to
May 17.41-1. SWAN If CLIFFORD.
I 'OR SALE Rice, black and green tea of super
? ior quality, by
tf-25 STARKEY, JANION f Co
NOTICE The undersigned having takun the
house on the corner of Fort and Hotel street,
lately occupied by Mr. John G. Munn. intends open
ing a boarding establishment, and will be ready to
receive boarders the ensuing week. Terms Libe
ral. M. A. DUTCHER. May 3, 51-5
'VO Captains of vessels and
others. The under-
1. signed is prepared to supply
any quantity of
leather for ship pump purposes.
April 26, 50-3m THOMAS McGEE,
Boot and Shoe Store, Nuuanu st.
UGAR ! Sugar ! ! Sugar ! ! ! Koloa Sugar for
sale by 39-tf - H. HACKFELD.
SUPERIOR HAMS, on hand and for sale by -ALDRICH
tf-41 Queen st.
JUST RECEIVED and for sale by B. F. Snow,
Cases straw hats, pantaloons, ox carts, hots do
RICE. 60,000 lbs of Manilla Rice in quantitie
to suit purchasers, for sale low by
Dec5.tf-30 CRABB & SPALDING.
(COPYING PRESS FOR SALE. For sale a copy
J ing press of the largest size, with all the ususl
pa rat us, of the latest style and a first rate article.
Price 040. Apply at the Polynesian office. tf-1
"VTOTICE of Removal Mr R. H. Smyth has re
M moved to the house adjoining the residence
ofT. O.B. Rooke. Esq, in Nuuanu st. 81-5
rPABLES, and Cane, and Wood Seat Chairs for
1 sale by 45tf ALDRICH & RUSS. Queen st.
CHINA White Sugar in quantities to suit pur
chasers, for sale by
March 22.45.tf ALDRICH & RUSS. Queen st.
HORSE CARTS. Twenty Horse Carts, com
plete, for sale by . 45tf A. P. EVERETT.
ri"0 LET. The upper story of tho new building
I on Kaahumanu St
4 nnlv te
.C W. HUNTER-
HAND CARTS, Wheelbarrows, Ox
Carts, Horse Carts and Plows, for sale by the
nndersigned. (Sept. 23.tf-20) A. B. HOW E.
AUAI BUTTER. The undersigned are now
receiving, and offer for sale. Fresh Butter
from Kauai, of superior q"k7-
March 7, 1851. 43, tf- SWAN CLIFFORD.
"V OTICE Proper application having been made
ll to William L Lee, Esq, Chief Justice of the Su
perior Co art, by Kapipoko.of Honolulu, Island of
Oahu, for letters of administration upon the estate
of Samuel Kuluwailehua, late of Honolulu, de
ceased : Notice is hereby given to all persons
whom it mav concern, that Saturdav, the 31st day
of May, A D 1351 , at nine o'clock In the forenoon,
is a day and hour appointed for hearing said appli
cation and all objections that may be offered there
to, at the Court House in the city of Honolulu
Honolulu, April 22, lSat.0t-50 Cl"k,Sup. Couit.
VOTICE. Proper application having been made
11 to William L Lte. Kqure, Chief Justice of
the Superior Court, by J..!m M-tilnuinerv Esquire,
solicitor lor V. A. Wi;t, .f Hon.. lulu, executor un
der the will, lor pruh i'e of the last will and testa
ment of John W. S. Daon, jf Honolulu, afore
said deceased :Nutie is hereby eitentoal! persona
whom it may concern, that Monday, the loth day
of June next at bine o'clock iu the forenoon, is
day and hour appointed for hearing probate of thw
said will ; and all oljections that may be ofiered
thereto, at 'he court house in the town of Honolulu,
aforesaid. HENRY RHODES,
Honolulu, May 17, lS51ut-l CPk Sup. Couit. ',
7"ANTED. A wheelwright, to whom good wa
ges will be given. Applv to
2t2 opposite the custom bouse.
VTANTED. A wheelwright, to whom the best
V of wages and constant employment w ill be
given. Enquire of 44-tf A. P. EVEhETT.
IVAXTI'I). The undersigned will givo
the highest market price fr Britisli coiu or
Gold Dust. STARKE Y. JANION & CO.
Aug. 30-1 otf
TANTED. Twelve Carpenters, to whom the
V highest wages and constant employment will
be giveu. Jan. 25 tf-37 J. M. STONE.
'ANTED, Immediately, Twelve Journeymen
tf-49 SLOCOMB. DAVIS & HATCHER.
7ANTED By the undersigned, British coin or
W Gold Dust, for which the highest market
price will be given. H. SEA. 51-tf
YTANTED. A man who understands ploughing
and farming operations generally may find
employment on application to the subscribers. A
married man would he preferred.
l-4t .4LDRICM J- RUSS.
PLANES. Just received an assortment of pfcnes
and plane irons, c s shingling and claw hatchets,
handled axes, coopers' adzes, c s shovels and spades,
door locks and latches, mineral knobs. For sale by
April 26.50-tf ALDRICH & RUSS.
PARLOR MIRRORS.. The subscribers have thia
day received an invoice of elegant plate g!as
parlor mirrors 20 inches by 38. in nch gilt carved
frames. For sale by 50-tf MITCHELL & CO. .
BEDSTEADS. A full supply just received and
foi sale low bv .. ALDRICH & RUSS,
Feb. 15.40-tf Queen st.
MRESH BUTTER of a superior quality constant
ly ly on hand and for sale at the store of
C. S BARTOW,
May 17.1-tf corner of Fort and Hotel st. '
H AIR DRESER from Paris, has the honor to
inform tho residents and visitors of Honolulu,
that he is about opening an establishment for hair
cutting and shaving. M. Richomme makes wig,
pt-ruques, Sec, in every variety, for ladies and gen
tlemen. Dresses ladies hair, keeps the best as
sort incut of perfumery, hair and tooth brushes, fee.
Raiois set. Office in Mr. Davis' new block on Fort
street, No 5. March 22.453mlmis
I UST RECEIVED by the Loo Choo, and for sale
) by the undersigned, cases Merrimack prints, s
cases fancy prints, white flannel, white checked
muslins, Sw iss spot muslins, umbrellas, fringed par
asols, scoloped do, bordered satin do, gingham do,
men's palm leaf hats, boys do, R R sewed pumps,
velvet pumps, women's kid Shoes, saddles, bridles,
headstalls, white jae hdkfs, ladies' euih Ldkfs, silk
vravats, do gloves. ladies bik elastic Loe.
Goods EiftCTKD per Colchis. Caas shirt
ins, blue drills, bleu sheetings, pi in ted lawus
stout brngans, ladies' Jenny I.ind boots, ladies' en- -ameled
do, ladies polka do, foxed lasting buskins,
cases saddles, bridles, blanket, Gould coiih syr
up, Lc. tf-4S O. II. GULICK.
"I0 THE PUBLIC OF HONOLULU. William
X Maxwell, better known a. Jim of the Commer
cial, begs respectfully to inform the citizens and
the sea faring community, that he has taken a stall
in the public market w here he intends to sell fresh
beef of the best quality. If his numerous f.iendj
and patrons choose to look him up in his new quit
ters, he w ill endeavor to please their tastes to the
utmost of his abitity.l-3m WM. MAXWELL.
VSSORTED BRITISH GOODS The bark 'Ty
nan' sailed from London about the middle of
January with a choice assortment of British Goods,
carefully selected for this market by John Robson.
Esquire, who is expected soon to arrive by way of
Panama. Mav 17, tf-1
."OR SALE by the subscribes: 6 half bbls Hal
Jj ibut fins in prime order, 20 quarter bbls Halibut
hus in prime order, 30 quarter bbls tongues ai.d
sounds, 200 boxes champagne cider, S bbls dried.,
apples, 99 kegs fresh Goshen butter, 10 boxes
Swaim's ptit icea, 10 do Townsend's sarsapnrilla-,
25 bbls Shite wine vinegar, 20 tierces haras. 20
cases Chocolate, 20 eases pickles. 26 cases claro,
26 cases lobsters, 5 cases as'd syrups, 25 caseav
pickled lobsters. 100 cases water, butter and aodav
crackers. All of which we orier at the lowest mar
ket pricer lor cash or appioved crdt.
May 17.1-tf CRABB SPALDING.
HHIRTY Thousand pounds Rice in Lots to suit
i purchasers, for silo at a low riynrs by
April 26.1 f-oO POKTtH-fc OUUt".
PAINTS &c Linseed oil.sptatnrpentine, white
leid, French yellow, Venetian red. Paris green, -lamp
blk and blk oaint, copal and brght varnish,
English and chrome green, celestial blue, &e. For
sale by 60-2m COA DY. CA HOON & COv
(JSK REWARD Stolen or strayed from Piikoi
pasture, at Kooloo, Oahu, an iron grey horse,'
branded A. K., has white fore feet and white star
in the forehead. The above raw ard will be paid to
any person returning said horse to the subscriber at
Honolulu J.H. S. HAALELEA. - 4t-52
TH. WOOD, having enlarged his shoe store'
. ant rawtcdl a. new stock, ia now itreoared' to
offer to his customers and the public, the largest as
sortment ot ooots, snoes. nnsiery, g-c, ever oneren
in this place, and at reduced prices. N. B Boot
and shoes of every style made and repaired, pumps.,
riirginz. sole, harness and saddle leather, oa hand
and for sale.
To Let The second story of the buildni oppo
site the store of Capt. Hubertson, recenilv ortupied
by Dr. Palmer. Enquire of J. H. WOOD. tf-JS
LIME. LUMBER, AND HOUSES" for sale by
Makee, Anthon, & Co. Tlemaston Lime
Paste in quantities to suit purrh iter, white piue
boards planed on one side, hard pine flooring boards
ntinarf tnnniicil and rroovi'd. hard Dine floorinff
boards planed sod jointed, 2 inch pine plank, scant -
ling, j isi. .c. QLc.
"TINE BLACK DRESS AND TROCK COATS.
I' ,iainm mid and of the latest stile.- fist re
ceived from New York; also an assortment of sal ii
and silk vests of recent imports' ions, for sale by
ALDRICH & RUSS.
Feb. 15. 40-1 f Queen st.
IL STONE. A superior lot of oilstone just re
ceived and for sale by
Feb. 15 40-tf ALDRICH A RUSS. Queen at.
mo sit p
hhds onlv of draught ale.' tf
STARKEY. JiNION & C'J.
FOR SALE by the - undersigned, isrv stpcrior
Martell's Brandy. H. SEA. 51 tf